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Hello all! Just joined this site last week and am loving it. I wanted to post some pics of my 100 series. There are far more on my website (which desperately needs updated, I know). http://www.mhtc.net/~williams/

Originally, I wanted to do a completely original restoration on my 155, but I lost the wheels/tires, steering wheel, and entire electrical system in a garage fire. So I decided to spruce it up a bit, as the 155's are pretty common anyway. My 120 and 130 will receive completely factory original resto's soon.

And if any of you can correct the info on the history page of my website - which I have pieced together from info heard here and there - please do.

Here's my baby...



And here's a pic of the 120 I picked up for a steal that will be my next project. It looks rough, but it's mechanically great and there very little rust or bent sheet metal.

 

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Welcome to the site. I have seen your website before. The 120 looks a lot better than the one I am restoring. Make sure you update us on your progress.
 

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Phaon:Welcome! You 155 is unbelievable! Beautiful restoration, just awesome! :trink: You should be very proud of your work. Look forward to following your next restoration. Enjoy the site, we're glad your here! :thumbup: :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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Hello Phaon, :wave:

Your 155 looks fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:

I really like the lines on those early models.

Best Regards,

Kevin B.
 

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Thanks all for the kind welcomes :). I was on the Yahoo group for years, but sort of drifted away recently. @Kevin - I agree 100%. Perhaps more than the look however, I like the K.I.S.S. design of them. I'm no mechanic, and I put that thing back together in a few hours. Hard to break when it's so simple and durable.

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Chris,
I'm pleased that my invitation has brought you here. The passion you have for the brand is clearly shown in your workmanship. That's a fine looking 155 you have and anybody would be proud to own it. The term "restoration" is highly subjective as you well know and while you did remain true in many areas, I would label your 155 as "modified". This is not intended to take anything away from your fine efforts but instead, it is to provide a distinguishing line between an absolute letter-perfect restoration and a fine looking tractor that has after-market items or even owner modifications done to it.

I too have seen your website and again, I congratulate you for your efforts. In my opinion, there are several statements regarding the history of these tractors that I would not agree with but once again, there is no intent to beat you up on your efforts to inform those who come across your site. At some point, we should get together and talk about that issue and see if we can agree on some changes.

In the interim, I invite you to explore our forum completely and take part in some of the discussions as you see fit. There is much to be learned about these tractors by everyone and I do not exclude myself from being one of the students.

Cheers,

Tom
 

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I agree with you Tom. My 155 is not a "restoration" in the true sense of the word. While it's pretty, it's not a show piece (there are flaws you can't see in the pics), so I'm going to continue to use it. My 130 and 120 will get a true restoration, or at least as true as my skills allow.

I fully know that I filled in some gaps with basically heresay in my website's history page. I'm not surprised some is not accurate. I would love to correct it, and am thrilled that there are people here with enough knowledge to help me with that.

Chris
 

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Chris, welcome to the site. I love the look of your 155. It has that pulling tractor look to it. where did you get those wheels and how wide are they?
 

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Welcome to the site Chris. Great looking tractors you have. Would love to see some photos of your 130 as well. :thumbup:
 

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Not sure how big they are, all of my tractors are currently in storage. Waiting on getting them shipped to our new house so I can start a new project.

And yeah, the pull tractor look was kind of what I was going for. As hydraulic drives aren't terribly popular in pulls (even if they were, I wouldn't want to tear up mine doing it, lol), these tractors rarely get that "look", which I find very appealing if done right.
 
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